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Michigan State vs Indiana Pick & Preview: Sunday, January 22nd Betting Odds

Spartans vs Hoosiers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Michigan State Spartans at Indiana Hoosiers
  • Where: Bloomington at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall
  • Date: Sunday, January 22nd
  • Betting Odds: Michigan State +4, MST +153 | IND -194 O/U 138.0

Spartans Preview:

Michigan State will take the floor against the Hoosiers with an overall record of 13-6. On the road, the Spartans will be playing their 6th game of the season, having gone 3-3. So far, the Spartans have been the underdog 6 times, going 2-4 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4 underdogs on the spread.

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Michigan State’s leading scorer this season is Tyson Walker, who is averaging 14.63 points per contest. So far, Walker has accounted for 21.0% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.47 rebounds per game and 2.58 assists. Joey Hauser is the second leading scorer for the Spartans, averaging 13.37 points per game. Between him and Hauser, they are accounting for 40.2% of the team’s scoring.

Michigan State comes into their matchup vs Indiana looking to improve their offensive numbers, as they are just 168th in college basketball at 72.1 points per game. One bright spot for them has been their ability to knock down 3-point shots, as they have connected at a rate of 37.8%. So far, 33.37% of the Spartans’ shots have been from beyond the arc. When looking at the team’s pace of play, they are currently a below average unit at 66.4 possessions per game.

Hoosiers Preview:

The Indiana will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 2 game win streak and have an overall record of 12-6. Currently, the Hoosiers have been the home team 11 times, sitting with a record of 9-2. The Hoosiers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -4 points in their favor. For the season, Indiana has been favored to win in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 11-2.

Trayce Jackson-Davis comes into today’s game as the Hoosiers’ leading scorer at 18.6 points per contest. Not only has Jackson-Davis been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Indiana’s top rebounder at 9.8 boards per contest. Behind Jackson-Davis, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jalen Hood-Schifino, who is second on the team in scoring at 13.2 points per game. Overall, he has hit 44.9% of his shots and is adding 4.33 boards per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Indiana this season, as they are currently ranked 184th in college basketball at 71.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Hoosiers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.9%, placing them 258th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Michigan State Spartans +4

After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Indiana as the favorites with a line coming in at -4. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Michigan State Spartans to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Indiana at 6.12 made 3’s per game compared to Michigan State at 7.18. Look for Michigan State to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Hoosiers.

 


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